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Olmert: “I am still waiting for Abbas to call”

“I am still waiting for a phone call from him,” former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert tells TheTower.org in an exclusive interview.

Revealing never before heard details of talks with Palestinian Authority President Muhamad Abbas, Olmert was referring to the proposal for a peace agreement that he presented to Abbas in the afternoon

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Asia Is Becoming Israel’s New Frontier

Asia Is Becoming Israel’s New Frontier

Forbes reports that Israel’s rapid transition into an entrepreneurial high-tech superpower has aroused the interest of such Asian countries as India, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.  Scientifically, Israel has become very attractive to the Asian high-tech industry. Israel offers both

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Bill Protecting IDF From Slander Passes First Knesset Ruling

Bill Protecting IDF From Slander Passes First Knesset Ruling

(JNS.org) People and groups who slander the Israel Defense Forces may find themselves facing lawsuits, according to an amendment to Israel’s libel law that passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset last week. The bill was introduced in response to the film Jenin Jenin, which falsely

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CAMERA launches new website to aid pro-Israel students

CAMERA launches new website to aid pro-Israel students

(JNS.org) The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) has launched a new website geared towards helping pro-Israel students “win the fight” on campus www.CAMERAonCampus.org, and its student-oriented blog, In Focus, will be resources for students looking to educate themselves

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Targum Shlishi Fetes Rabbi Yitz (Irving) Greenberg on His 80th Birthday

Targum Shlishi Fetes Rabbi Yitz (Irving) Greenberg on His 80th Birthday

Miami, FL—Targum Shlishi has launched a website dedicated to the work of Rabbi Dr. Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, a leading modern Orthodox rabbi (www.rabbiirvinggreenberg.com) to coincide with Yitz’s 80th birthday. The core of the website is an online archive of audio

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It’s 1841 All Over Again

In 1841, when America was 65 years old, John Tyler was the third President the United States had in five weeks. After William Harrison defeated President Van Buren and assumed office, the poor fellow lived only one month before succumbing to a vicious case of pneumonia. Imagine that—three Presidents in five weeks. Historians at the time no doubt gushed that such an

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The Soother-In-Chief: When Tragedy And Politics Intersect

There is no question that over the past seven months we have witnessed more than our share of disasters. In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the tri-state region with a vengeance, leaving hundreds of people in the dark and many families without homes to return to. Twenty-six innocent victims, including 20 young children, tragically lost their lives in December 2012

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The Path to Educational Success With Rabbi Yosef Strassfeld, Head of School, Yeshiva Ohr Simcha, Englewood

In each issue of JLBC, a community rabbi answers questions about Jewish life for those of us who did not grow up in religious homes.  FFBs – you can learn something, too!

Amy of Englewood asks:

Q. All boys are supposed to learn Torah, but they have different abilities. Does effort count as much as

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High Anxiety at Age 13

Why do bar mitzvah boys lein (read the weekly Torah portion on Shabbat)?

I mean, I know why they lein—because it’s a nice responsibility to take upon oneself as a young man reaches the age of manhood. (I would argue that 30 isn’t manhood these days, much less 13, but that’s a much larger discussion for another day.) And it’s

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Michael Broyde Takes a Leave: Avatars Shock the RCA and Academe

New York—Members of the rabbinate, ethicists, clerics of other religions, and academics were stunned last week when Steven Weiss of the The Jewish Channel exposed Rabbi Michael Broyde, a stellar dayan and posek at the Bet Din of America and vaunted member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) as someone who had created two Internet

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Lady to the Rescue: Ora Kornbluth, Bergenfield Borough Council President, Steps in as Mayor

Ora Kornbluth, Bergenfield Borough Council President, has been Acting Mayor since Timothy J. Driscoll passed away last month. She runs the meetings, signs the papers and presents the public face of Bergenfield. With two council meetings a month, Chairmanship of the Recreation Committee and membership in the Finance and Police Committees, Kornbluth has gotten a

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Moriah Retools and Brings Parents Into The Process

Englewood—At two Moriah Town Hall meetings on April 23 and 25, parents viewed a presentation by the school’s board of directors explaining Moriah’s financial and enrollment status along with an agenda for fine-tuning student recruitment, hiring and curriculum going forward. “Moriah is in transition from a larger to a smaller school,” said Evan Sohn, president

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